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Debunking Rumors: Cloverfield Sequel and Rambo Sequel

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February 1, 2008
Source: Rotten Tomatoes, The Guardian

Debunking Rumors: Cloverfield Sequel and Rambo Sequel

Afraid it's that time where we have to come along and squash all your hopes and dreams. This last week found some very interesting rumors appearing, including talk of the Rambo franchise continuing onwards, and also talk of the Cloverfield sequel. One thing's for sure - Cloverfield IS getting a sequel, but here's where the rumors get debunked - it won't be a parallel universe style showing the same incident from a different camera. Rambo star Sylvester Stallone chimes in to settle his rumor that there's more to come and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves chimes in to smooth out rumors about what a sequel might contain.

Matt Reeves talked with Rotten Tomatoes recently and addressed the question of whether the sequel would involve showing the same incident from another viewpoint / camera. His answer puts this rumor to rest and doesn't shed too much light onto what we could see in the sequel, but at least it sets a base level.

"Just in my head I thought what was cool was that there was two movies crossing right there. It doesn't mean we'd ever actually make that movie, I don't think we'd make that parallel universe. I just loved the idea of that Rashômon point-of-view."

"The thing about doing a sequel is that I think we all really feel protective of that experience. The key here will be if we can find something that is compelling enough and that is different enough for us to do, then it will probably be worth doing."

"Obviously it also depends on how [Cloverfield] does worldwide and all of those things too, but really, for us creatively, we just want to find something that would be another challenge."

As for Rambo, last Monday movie maestro Harvey Weinstein said that he'd love to see a sequel and even had a plot in mind. When someone as powerful as Harvey says something like that, it could easily come true. Alas, the franchise's face, and lately director/writer, Sylvester Stallone recently spoke with UK's Guardian newspaper and confirmed that the latest Rambo is indeed the last one.

"This is the last Rambo just as Rocky Balboa is the last Rocky," Stallone told reporters. "I can't go any further. It was a miracle that it even got done."

So there you have it, we've washed our hands clean of both of those dirty rumors. I'm still excited to see what they cook up in a Cloverfield sequel and I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that it'll be even more thrilling than the original. And as for Rambo, I haven't even seen the last film yet due to Sundance, but I'm going down to my local theater to catch it this weekend. Until more discussion-worthy rumors arise, this may be a good time to get caught up on all of those Oscar nominated movies you haven't seen yet!

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  • Billy
    Good...Rambo wrapped up the whole series much as Rocky did. We see him come full circle, a sequel would ruin it, especially if it was just for the sake of having another sequel.
  • Sinner
    Sounds like good news & good news. This last Rambo is so sick that it should be the last one. Stallone did an incredible job. Like others have said, I'd love to see another Rambo just like this one but I'd rather see Stallone & Rambo end on a high note like this & go out on top. As for Cloverfield, which was very entertaining, I'm exited to find out they've already agreed to make a sequel & I think it's great they are writing another storyline. Whether it's pre or post from the original story, it should be very interesting. We have a long tortuous wait but I'll be there. Good news & good news.
  • Sly is smart and ending it where it is at because it was a great way to end two great franchises. On the other hand, I liked 'Cloverfield' but a sequel? It did a huge opening and will make a great box office but is performing like 'Godzilla' with the massive almost 70% drop off. I am curious how many will show up for a sequel with those numbers.
  • Oscar
    Way to go Sly! Loved, "Rambo"! Great flick! A fitting end to the series, I agree. The few naysayers have now stopped laughing and/or mocking. It's going to be interesting to see what Sly tackles next.
  • harrison
    maybe he can get a cameo in son of rambow

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